*I received this product for free for testing and reviewing purposes. All opinions expressed are my own and freely given*
As an avid coffee and tea drinker, my teeth are not as pearly white as I'd like them. They're more of a "pot of coffee a day" yellow, which is not a great shade let me tell you. I've never actually bleached my teeth, that episode of Friends where Ross REALLY bleaches them scared me off of bleaching for years and years. So when I was given the opportunity to test out the Dr Song Professional Teeth Whitening Kit I decided to conqueror my fears. The kit itself is rather impressive, for $34.99 (as of the time of this writing, on Amazon) you get 3 trays, a lights, a brush, and 8 syringes (each has 6 treatments in it, so 48 treatments total). That's a pretty good price since those nasty stripes that never stay on are like $40 a box now. You can also buy a set of 8 syringes of remineralizing gel for $9.99 (again, as of the time of this writing, on Amazon.com), which will help with any sensitivity from the bleaching but help to strengthen your teeth and restore minerals and enamel. So again, a pretty good deal.
The kit comes with 3 trays, which are basically thin mouth guards like you would wear if you did a contact sport. You use one for your top teeth and one for the bottom, so you end up with one extra just in case, which I though was a really nice touch. Now I've done martial arts since I was 11, so I can form a mouth guard in my sleep, but basically you dunk it in super hot water till it softens then you stick it on your teeth and suck out all the air so it forms to your teeth. The actual instructions that come with the kit are really good, so even a newbie could easily form them with no struggle.
You are suppose to use the brush that comes with it to paint the gel onto your teeth, but it's tiny and I'm lazy so I used an extra baby toothbrush we has and that worked just fine. You use 0.5 mL for each treatment, so about as much toothpaste as you would normally use if you were brushing your teeth. You cover the front of your teeth with the gel, both top and bottom teeth, place the formed trays over your teeth, then using the special blue light let it all sit for 10 minutes to 4 hours.
I did 20 minutes, which whitened them enough that I could tell a difference but not enough to scream "I BLEACHED MY TEETH!". The gel tastes weird, but other than the drooling from the trays and the light in my mouth the process was easy and kind of boring. I did notice there are some small crystals in the gel, I didn't notice them while I was putting the gel on, but when I wiped a drip off I could feel them. You also don't have to use the light, but that speeds up the process, which sounded like a good idea to me. With a 3 year old I never know how long my me time will really last.
|Clear is bleaching gel, blue is remineralization gel|